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How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Contrary to popular belief, the bulk of our exposure to pollutants happens indoors rather than outdoors – indoor air can be two-to-five times more polluted than air outside, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Also, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are consumed indoors. How can we ensure that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and ensure that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in your home?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience when you are indoors? Poor air quality can easily be acknowledged through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that typically can be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home.

The next phase toward improving air quality is inspecting for odors or damage in the items around your home. Walls and ceilings can become discolored and wood furniture can start to warp or chip. There could also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to go away. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can significantly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these displays of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co are here to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work with your present heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing around your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can discuss all the choices we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is a big deal to us at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington and we want your family to breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 812-332-9100 or setting up an appointment with us online.